Rotterdam’s bridge link upgrade project

Rotterdam’s bridge link upgrade project is being planned.
Road Structures / June 18, 2020 25 seconds Read
By MJ Woof
The Van Brienenoordbrug in Rotterdam will be upgraded – image © courtesy André Muller, Dreamstime.com

Upgrade work is being planned in The Netherlands for Rotterdam’s Van Brienenoordbrug bridge. The work is expected to cost from €380-600 million to carry out. The work is intended to commence in 2025 and should be complete by 2027.

The tied-arch bridge features inclined hangers and was opened to traffic in 1965. A new temporary bridge will be constructed alongside the existing structure to carry traffic while the work is carried out.

The 1.32km bridge carries six lanes of traffic in either direction, handling around 250,000 vehicles/day. The bridge forms part of the A16 highway, the busiest route in The Netherlands.

The improvements are needed to help upgrade and reinforce the structure of the bridge due to the enormous traffic load it has to cope with.